Top Ten Books That I Will Never Read

This week's Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by The Broke & The Bookish) is a linkup that I couldn't pass up: Books that I will never read! This list isn't all hate, but there is a whole lot of judgement, side eye, and duck lips going on here.

10. A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
They are just so big and daunting… and I have to make character maps with most normal length novels in order to remember the characters. What would I have to do with these books?

9. The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
This book was written to instill atheism and undermine Christianity. There’s a difference between writing a children’s book to teach about something (morals, friendship, atheism), and writing a book to teach kids that religion sucks. Even if your religion is believing in magical invisible flying cats, I believe authors should respect that.

8. Nicholas Sparks novels
I see the movies, which are cute, sappy, and predictable, and that’s enough for me. I’m more of a Georgian England romance kind of gal.

7. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book is similar to a good pop song that you would have enjoyed except for the radio played it a million and two times too many. It’s likely that I’ll read some of Green’s other books (I read Will Grayson, Will Grayson actually), but I’m gonna pass on this one.

6. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
I’m feeling so cynical while making this list! But from what I understand of this book, the author has a mid-life crisis, travels around and discovers simple living and gratefulness, then writes about it. Great if you need to read this, but I already did that whole experience five years ago.

5. The Shack by Wm. Paul Young
Please find me one person that you have met in real life that liked this book. One. Person.

4. Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella
I’m as big of a Sex & The City fan as the next lady who wonders how Carrie could afford a walk-in closet in NYC living on the money made from a sex column, but I like my trashy TV time to be separate from my book reading times.

3. The Education of Little Tree by Forrest Carter
Duuude, I listened to a This American Life ( episode about this book and its author. The author is actually a very influential KKK member and this book is absolutely not a change of heart.

2. Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer
I just. I can’t, you guys.

1. Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James
I do enjoy reading me some good live blogs, however.

1 comment :

  1. I read The Golden Compass a couple of years ago and I enjoyed it, but for some reason I wasn't inclined to read the other two books despite owning one of the special editions. I still don't know if I'd pick up the next two books. I wasn't a fan of The Fault in Our Stars lol. I thought it was overhyped and I guess reading Looking For Alaska by John Green first kind of spoiled it for me because I really loved that one and TFioS just did not live up to that standard. Ohhh Nicholas Sparks- I had to watch The Notebook in school and that was enough lol.